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Redirected from www.supercubsnorth.com? You're in the right spot! Airframes Alaska manufactures and distributes T3 suspension tailwheels. Read on for more details and available products.



One afternoon Dan Dufault -- Cub pilot, AP and AI mechanic, and builder of STOL-winning bush planes -- pondered a simple question: Why a static leaf spring when you can use a dynamic coil spring? From that light bulb moment in a hangar came the first suspension tailwheel prototype, multiple new models for more aircraft, and finally a partnership with Airframes Alaska to manufacture the design for the masses.

For a full list of what's in production and what's in development, take a look at this Plane Availability PDF.


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PA-18 T3 Tailwheel Suspension PA-18 T3 Tailwheel Suspension

For experimental PA-18s with a gross weight of 2000 lbs.

PRICE: $675.00
Rans S7/S20 T3 Tailwheel Suspension Rans S7/S20 T3 Tailwheel Suspension

For experimental Rans S7/S20 with a gross weight of 1320 lbs.

PRICE: $675.00
CubCrafters T3 Tailwheel Suspension CubCrafters T3 Tailwheel Suspension

For experimental CubCrafters aircraft with a gross weight of 2000 lbs.

PRICE: $675.00
T3 Suspension Systems - Super Heavy Duty Piper/SQ-Style T3 Twin Shock Tailwheel Suspension

For experimental Piper type aircraft (like SQs) with a gross weight up to 2500 lbs.

PRICE: $875.00
   
 

Still on the fence? Here's what a few pilots running T3s have to say:


"Now having almost 100 hours on my new Backcountry Super Cub Revision 2, I can tell you in full confidence that the T3 tail suspension is a gamechanger. Having several thousand hours in traditional leaf springs, the T3 suspension allows for a smooth ride and removes the bouncy feel of a traditional tail. I will recommend the T3 to anyone that's looking for next level performance for their bird." - Kevin Quinn, Bigtirepilot.com

"All installed - flown it a couple times now both on pavement at my home airport and gravel. I love it!!! Spent a few minutes today setting the preload and rebound - it is amazing the difference compared to the leaf spring. The tail just feels like it's floating now instead of banging around." - Steve Harris
"I didn't really have a problem with the old single tailspring [and] I'd never broken [one], but I had broken ALL the welds in the aft of the fuselage at around 1800 hours of fun. It was a pain to fix, so when this new tail suspension came out it caught my attention. Plus it looked cool. I was so impressed in general with the T3 that I had to have one for the new S7 Courier I was trying to sell. I ended up flying that one from Ohio to the west coast, up to Alaska, and back all at gross weight. It's been a solid, reliable setup." - Greg Swingle, Ohio Bush Planes
"I can't sing enough high praises about my T3. Lighten up the spring for light loads and let it flex. Tighten up as needed when you load 'er down. Anything I can do to relive stress on my tail section, I'm game for." - Posted by Timberwolf on BackcountryPilot.org

All T3 Tailwheel Suspension Systems models are currently for experimental use only.

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